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2022 Grand Palms Resort Updates

Updated: Dec 27, 2022


Enjoy these improvements on your Myrtle Beach Vacation at Grand Palms Resort.

We’ve been busy updating Grand Palms Resort with lots of new and exciting features. Our commitment for improvement continued even during the pandemic that brought about limited supplies and shortages. But even with these challenges, we have lots of new things to show you!


This article serves as a recap of some of the changes that have been happening in and around the Resort. Highlights include (click to go to the desired section):

Resort Improvements

We've been super busy making lots of improvements for you to enjoy on your next vacation at Grand Palms Resort. Here are a few of the improvements you have to look forward to:


New Landscaping at the Resort Entrance

As you enter the Resort, you will see new landscaping on both sides of Double Eagle Drive welcoming you to your vacation!


Paving, Sealing and Striping Parking Lots

We plan to seal and restripe most of the parking lots during 2023. We plan to pave the parking lots at buildings 200, 201, 202, 203, 219 and part of 233.


Switching Phones from Analog to Digital - 100% Complete in 2023

Enjoy these improvements on your Myrtle Beach Vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort.
New IP Phones in the Condos

We've almost completed our conversion of all the older analog phones to new digital phones in the condos. These phones work via the internet versus the old that used aging buried copper lines. They provide you a much clearer sound. We will complete this project early next year.


More New Sidewalks, Curb and Gutter

Enjoy these improvements on your Myrtle Beach Vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort.
Enjoy these improvements on your Myrtle Beach Vacation at Grand Palms Resort.

As you walk along Presidential Drive, you may notice the beginning of sidewalks that will eventually create a continual path all along the road on the odd-side of the buildings. There’s also sidewalks to the trash receptacle areas so that you can keep your feet clean and dry as you take out the trash. We redid the roadside sidewalks on the odd-side of Double Eagle Drive between building 201 and 223. We’ve added curbing to the even-side of Double Eagle Drive from the Activity Center entrance to building 214, creating a more clean-cut and beautiful aesthetic. This also improves drainage when big storms come our way. We’ve added curb and guttering to the Platt Boulevard round-about and in front of buildings 229 and 231. We've redone the entrance to the outdoor pool.


More Lighting, New Landscaping, and Window Replacements

Enjoy these improvements on your Myrtle Beach Vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort.

Lighting and Landscaping - As we move along the road with curbs and sidewalks, we have added 39 bollard lighting along the sidewalks and outside the Outdoor Pool entrance. With new curbing and guttering comes new landscaping. More than 12,500 sq. ft. of new sod has been laid so far with more to come!

Window Replacements - 40 were replaced last year with 158 on order. Older windows will continue to be replaced throughout the Resort.


Seal Coat for the Brick Exterior - a Multi-Year Project

Building 200 - Seal coating has been applied to Building 200. There are several benefits to sealing the brick such as preserving the brick and its mortar, preventing water damage (due to its water-resistant nature), and overall saving time and money on any repairs associated from brick deterioration and water intrusion. This is the beginning of a multi-year project, with the end goal to complete all the buildings throughout the Resort.


Poolside Event Center

Enjoy these improvements on your Myrtle Beach Vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort.
Enjoy the view of the Outdoor Pool from inside the Poolside Event Center.
Enjoy these improvements on your Myrtle Beach Vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort.
Take part in our activities and special events at the Poolside Event Center!

What was once called the "VIP Center" has been transformed into the "Poolside Event Center" located within the gate of the outdoor pool. This is where all of our activities and special events will be held throughout the year. This building features a lookout view of the outdoor pool from our relaxing lounge chairs, plenty of space to get creative with our activities, and a projector for movie nights! The poolside event center also has a new roof that was replaced this year.


Activity Center/Arcade Updated

Enjoy these improvements on your Myrtle Beach Vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort.
Play a round of ping pong on our new table!
Enjoy these improvements on your Myrtle Beach Vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort.
New lounge area in the Activity Center
Enjoy these improvements on your Myrtle Beach Vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort.
Enjoy these improvements on your Myrtle Beach Vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort.

Since we moved our weekly activities to the Poolside Event Center, it freed up some space in our Activity Center! We added in a ping pong table, expanded the arcade, and created a lounge area for our guests.


Outdoor Pool Bathrooms Remodeled

Enjoy these improvements on your Myrtle Beach Vacation at Grand Palms Resort.
Enjoy these improvements on your Myrtle Beach Vacation at Grand Palms Resort.














Enjoy these improvements on your Myrtle Beach Vacation at Grand Palms Resort.

Both the Men's and Women's restrooms at the Outdoor Pool have been completely renovated to match the restrooms at the new Front Desk building.


Lazy River Fence & Toys Painted

Enjoy these improvements on your Myrtle Beach Vacation at Grand Palms Resort.
Enjoy these improvements on your Myrtle Beach Vacation at Grand Palms Resort.
Enjoy these improvements on your Myrtle Beach Vacation at Grand Palms Resort.

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Construction in the Community Surrounding Grand Palms Resort

Enjoy these improvements on your Myrtle Beach Vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort.
New Construction Has Begun Around the Resort

The Ocean Palms residential development has begun construction on its second phase of homes along side of our Resort behind the odd-side of Double Eagle and Presidential Drives. A new developer has begun clearing the land behind the even-side of Double Eagle Drive. Although there may be lots of dirt to see now, we hope that these new developments will only add to the view of what used to be part of the old south golf course. And once the dust from the construction has settled, we will be planting additional palms and other beautiful greenery between our new neighbors and the Resort. We're committed to making Grand Palms Resort your vacation oasis and a beautiful vacation destination for you now and for years to come.

Read more about the nearby construction in our article Updates in the Community Surrounding Grand Palms Resort.

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New Gate Blocking the Frontage Road


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A new gate has been added closing off the entrance to the old front desk parking lot.

To reach the Front Desk, use Platt Boulevard and then take a left onto Grand Palms Resort Drive where you take another left into the Front Desk Parking Lot. Read more in our article New Gate Closing Off Old Front Desk Entrance.

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